Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, May 11, through Friday, May 17, 2013:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned
Blue-winged Teal x Cinnamon Teal
Western Kingbird (Central)
Hermit Thrush (3rd latest tie)
“Audubons” Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
For more up to date information on rarities in the state of Iowa, visit the
Iowa Birds and Birding website at www.iowabirds.org. A list of rare birds is
placed on the home page with the location of the rarity and most recent date
of observation. This is updated several times per day. This is a handy tool
for anyone making a birding trip or otherwise into the state of Iowa.
Species in ALL CAPS can be classified into three categories in the state of Iowa: 1) UNRECORDED, ACCIDENTAL or Casual; 2) A RARE but regular species; or 3) record early or late date or unusual for time of year. Any species with three asterisks (***species***) would represent a first record for Iowa (UNRECORDED) and should be observed and documented very carefully. Species with two asterisks (**species**) are species that are either ACCIDENTAL, CASUAL, or a rare regular species, and should also be documented. Species with one asterisk (*species) should have some details of the observation provided.
CERRO GORDO COUNTY:
A WESTERN TANAGER continues to be seen at a retirement center in Mason City as recently as the 11th.
A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was seen at a feeder on the 12th.
An AMERICAN AVOCET was seen at Pintail Wetland on the 13th.
4 WHITE-FACED IBIS and a GLOSSY IBIS were seen 1 mile west of Sand Point at the Hawkeye WMA on the 13th.
A BLACK-NECKED STILT was seen west of Greencastle Ave at the Hawkeye WMA on the 13th.
8 RUDDY TURNSTONES were seen at Babcock Access at the Hawkeye WMA on the 16th.
A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen at Babcock Access at Hawkeye WMA on the 17th.
A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was seen at Hickory Hill Park on the 17th.
A LAZULI BUNTING was seen at Ellis Park in Cedar Rapids on the 16th.
BLACK HAWK COUNTY:
A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was seen at a feeder in Waterloo on the 11th.
A late HERMIT THRUSH was seen at Greenbelt Lake on the 12th.
2 MARBLED GODWITS were seen at Crane Creek on the 16th.
A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen at Sweet Marsh on the 16th.
5 WHITE-FACED IBIS were seen at Port Louisa NWR on the 16th.
A BEWICKS WREN continues to be heard about a mile east of the Ben Baldwin property on the 11th.
A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen at Lake Rathbun on the 15th.
An AMERICAN AVOCET was seen at Saylorville on the 11th.
An AUDUBONS YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen at Saylorville on the 11th.
15 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at the north end of Jester Park on the 11th.
A WESTERN KINGBIRD was seen at the electrical substation along MLK Parkway in Des Moines on the 13th.
A LEAST TERN was seen at Saylorville on the 14th.
A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was seen at Jester Park on the 13th.
4 RUDDY TURNSTONES were seen at Saylorville on the 13th.
A ROCK WREN is still being seen along V Ave on the 11th. It was last seen on the 16th.
A SPOTTED TOWHEE was seen at a residence near Ledges SP on the 16th.
A HOODED WARBLER was seen at Ada Hayden Park on the 11th.
A WHITE-FACED IBIS was seen at Colo Ponds on the 11th.
A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Ada Hayden Park on the 11th.
8 WHITE-FACED IBIS were seen at Dunbar Slough on the 13th.
A SNOWY EGRET was seen on the 11th.
An AMERICAN AVOCET was seen on the 13th.
A LAZULI BUNTING was seen at a feeder in Carroll on the 11th.
A PIPING PLOVER was seen at Brushy Creek RA on the 11th.
A WESTERN TANAGER was seen in a yard in Spencer on the 12th.
AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at Trumbull Lake on the 12th.
A SPOTTED TOWHEE was seen at Wanata Park on the 12th.
A WORM-EATING WARBLER was seen at Stone State Park on the 13th.
A BLUE-WINGED x CINNAMON TEAL hybrid was seen near Holstein on the 15th.
6 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were seen on the 15th.
2 WESTERN GREBES and 2 WHITE-FACED IBIS were seen at South Twin Lake on the 15th.
The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday, May 24, 2013 for the weekly report. Should any UNRECORDED or ACCIDENTAL species be reported, an update will be posted.